Effect of aqueous and ethanol extracts of Artemisia herb – alba plant on the phagocytosis
journal of kerbala university,
2008, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 137-141
AbstractThis study aims to evaluate effects of one of the medical plants in its natural form which is called Artemisia herb – alba and its activity of phagocytes which has two kinds ( monocytes) and ( polymorph nuclear ) PMN by experiment test namely( phagocytosis). A test has been made of two types of extracts of this plant ( water and ethanol extract) for the plant part (leaves) . and there are rate of extract record as 22 % for the water extract of the leaves,but ethanol extracts record 17%. The results showed that when addition different concentrations from extracts were not increase percentage of phagocyte number compared with control sample as beginning from concentrated 62.5 to 1000 µg / ml . The water extract was more efficient in increasing the phagocytosis .
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